UNESCO World Heritage Site Salamanca

Salamanca is the capital of the Castile-León region in western Spain. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.

The city is known for its numerous sights and lively flair, which is enhanced by the city's large university. Culture, history and knowledge come together in the here. Enjoy a wonderful sunset before Salamanca comes to life at night.

Visit Salamanca with A-ROSA

Make the most of your trip on the A-ROSA ALVA and take an excursion to Salamanca. Not only will you discover the picturesque north of Portugal during your Douro river cruise, but you can also enjoy a highlight among the major Spanish cities. Spend your time visiting striking buildings or let yourself be carried away by the Spanish flair. Salamanca has a lot to offer!

Excursions and Sightseeing in Salamanca

Plaza Mayor Douro Flussreise

Plaza Mayor

The square is one of the most beautiful in the whole country,  and there is always something going on. On the north side you will find the Salamanca Town Hall, which, like the square itself, was built in Baroque style. The impressive building consists of five granite arches and a flattened bell tower.

Cathedrals of Salamanca Kathedrale Salamanca

Cathedrals of Salamanca

Salamanca has both an Old and a New Cathedral. The Old Cathedral dates back to the 12th - 13th century. Many religious works of art can be admired here. Another special feature is the Torre del Gallo, the tower of the Old Cathedral. The New Cathedral was completed in 1733 after over two hundred years of construction. Today it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. Special features of the New Cathedral include the choir stalls and the carved figure of the Virgen de la Asunción.

Casa de la Conchas A-ROSA Städtereise Portugal

Casa de la Conchas

This building was built in the Gothic Style and represents the Isabelline Art Style. The façade of the building has a special feature: it is decorated with over 300 shells, making it particularly worth seeing. The building currently houses one of the city's libraries.